Very recently Chicago Pneumatic launched a pair of new high end impact guns to accompany their ½” CP7749 (previous post) which competes well against the Ingersoll Rand ½” 2135TiMAX. The 2 new CP impact guns are very similar however one is a 3/8” CP7729 ($191, Ohio Power Tool) while the other is a ½” CP7739 ($217, Ohio Power Tool). Both tools are very compact at 6.4” and only 2.78lbs but pack a good amount of power at 415 ft lbs for CP7729 and 450 ft lbs for the CP7739. While that is not much torque for a ½” impact it is a tremendous amount for a 3/8” and all 3 of these units feature the side2side technology for forward and reverse.
Ingersoll Rand 2115TiMAX vs CP7729
The Ingersoll titanium impact 2115TiMAX ($238, Ohio Power Tool) has been the top dog for several years now. As you can see in the picture it’s slightly smaller than the CP7729, weighs only 2.5lbs, is “assembled” in the USA and includes a 2 year warranty. However when it comes to power, max torque is only 300 ft lbs a far cry from the new CP at 415 ft lbs. In practice both tools feel very similar in size and weight. It’s hard to say if 415 ft lbs might be almost too much power for a 3/8” impact but at almost $50 cheaper the CP makes a very strong argument.
Overall we have been very happy with the direction Chicago Pneumatic seems to be moving. We are seeing more new innovative tools, better support and stylistically we like the new red & black color scheme on their regular tools. The CP7749 have been holding up very well in the field and with the similar design we would expect the CP7729 & CP7739 will also hold up just as well for professionals. For all the current CP Impact Guns check out Ohio Power Tool or give the pros a call at 800-242-4424 with any CP questions .